Do you feel unsteady when you walk? Are you worried that you might have a fall?
Your feet, walking style and footwear may be putting you at risk.
Studies have shown that foot pain and deformities such as bunions, hammer toes and ulcers can increase a person’s risk of having a fall. Muscle weakness due to age related changes can also reduce your balance and make you more unsteady.
There are a number of tests that can be done in the podiatry clinic to identify patients at risk of having a fall.
Your results may indicate areas where changes can be made to reduce your risk of suffering a fall in the future.
At Doubleview Podiatry we are committed to improving your foot health. This is why the Falls Assessment is carried out as part of our Annual Foot Health Check.
To book an Annual Foot Health Check, you can phone our practice manager Emma on 9341 5166.
We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.
Stephen, Sara and Emma